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2014 Speakers

Timothy J. Lambert

Timothy J. Lambert lives in Texas with his dogs, Pixie, Penny, and Pollock. With Becky Cochrane he coedited the anthologies Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, Best Gay Romance 2014, and Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction. He selected stories and introduced Best Gay Erotica 2007, edited by Richard Labonte. He cowrote five novels under the […]


Becky Cochrane

Becky Cochrane grew up in the South, graduated from the University of Alabama, and lives in Texas with her husband and their two dogs. She co-wrote five novels under the name Timothy James Beck, wrote two novels with Timothy J. Lambert, and authored numerous short stories and two novels, A Coventry Christmas and A Coventry […]


Marie Breaux

Marie Breaux practices intellectual property law: assisting businesses and individuals with trademark and copyright registrations, licenses, contracts, and litigation in federal court.  A frequent speaker at business, entrepreneurship, and legal seminars, Breaux is a member of the Louisiana and American Bar Associations and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  Breaux has taught Copyright and Trademark […]


Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll was born in Memphis, grew up in northern Florida and lives in New York. He’s been a Peace Corps volunteer, a waiter, a janitor, a writer’s assistant and a college instructor. His work has appeared in Boulevard, Ontario Review, Southwest Review, The Yale Review, Open City and Animal Shelter, as well as in such anthologies as […]


Contests

2014 Short Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest (in alphabetical order):

“The Dark Symphony” by Eric Andrews-Katz

“Stinkbug” by Rich Barnett

“Corset” by Sally Bellerose

“Love They Neighbor” by N.S. Beranek

“Rhinestone Magic” by J.R. Greenwell

“If On A Dark Night Two Strangers Should Come” by William Hawkins

“Beanstalk” by Clifford Henderson

“Eleusis” by Robert Hyers

“Red Coat” by George Jordan

“Mum’s the Word” by Jeff Lindemann

“Sample Day” by Jerry Rabushka

“Voodoo John” by James Russell

Many thanks to everyone who entered our fifth annual short story contest, and congratulations to our finalists.

This year’s judge is Jewelle Gomez. She is the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories, and the collection of short fiction, Don’t Explain. Jewelle will select the winning... Read more →